Published: April 2, 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Ron DeSantis suspends foreclosures and evictions for 45 days

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Thursday suspending home foreclosures and evictions for 45 days.

DeSantis’ order suspends all statutes “providing for a mortgage foreclosure cause of action.” For evictions, the order only specifies tenants may not be removed for nonpayment, indicating evictions for other reasons will still be in bounds.

At a press conference Thursday in Tallahassee, the Governor said “I’m not sure you’re going to rent out a lot of new places anyways, but you never know how people are going to act.”

The Supreme Court had previously ordered a pause such actions through April 17.

However, with President Donald Trump decreeing that the next 30 days should be used for social distancing and “flattening the curve,” that court order would have expired just as the virus was beginning to peak in Florida.

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Source: Florida Politics

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